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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Was Jim Garrison Paid by the CIA?

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Jim Garrison charged that the lawyers of various witnesses, including Gordon Novel, were paid by the CIA. In the late 1970s, Gordon Novel was charged with firebombing a building in New Orleans and one of his lawyers was Jim Garrison.

This prompted a very funny comment from a prosecutor.

Hat Tip: Don Carpenter's incredible biography of Claw Shaw: Man of a Million Fragments.

New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 15, 1976

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